Tutoring & Testing | Kent State University

Tutoring & Testing

 

SCHEDULES & RESOURCES

Tutoring

We offer tutoring services in several subject areas in order to support the students and faculty on our campus. Our Tutoring Center is staffed by talented student tutors who can help you meet your academic goals. Tutoring is free to all Ashtabula Campus students with no appointment necessary. Simply walk into one of our centers located on the first floor of the Campus Library. 

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a FREE series of group study sessions led by an SI leader. The SI Leader is there to help make sure you are on the right track and to offer support and guidance. The SI sessions meet two or three times a week outside of class to provide a supplement to the course lectures and to give students a chance to learn content in different ways. The sessions are designed to facilitate students working collaboratively to understand the course material in a relaxed environment and develop better study skills by discussing content, comparing notes, working together to predict test items, and sharing ideas for improving class material.

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Testing

Make-Up Testing and Online Proctored Testing

The Office of Academic Services proctors exams as a courtesy to faculty and students. We offer proctoring services for make-up exams, online classes, and student accessibility services. Students must contact Academic Services at least 48 hours in advance to schedule an appointment for a proctored exam. You must provide a photo ID to take a proctored exam.

Schedule a test

Proctored Test: Faculty Form 

We do NOT provide testing services on Fridays. 

Nursing, OTAT, OCAT, PTAT, RADT and RTT,  MUST follow their program rules as outlined in the program handbooks.

If you encounter a problem while using the online scheduling form, please call 440-964-4304. Repeated rescheduling of missed appointments will result in your inability to test with our center in the future.

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Placement Testing

ALEKS and ACCUPLACER test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement.

  • ALEKS and ACCUPLACER are administered at no charge.
  • Photo ID required for testing.
  • The ALEKS placement may take up to 90 minutes to complete.
  • ACCUPLACER reading and writing may take up 60 minutes to complete. If you are taking ACCUPLACER and would like to take ALEKS on campus, you should allow yourself 3 hours.

Preparation materials for all of our placement tests are available online to help you show your highest potential.  To find materials for the ACCUPLACER Reading and Writing Assessments, the ALEKS Math Assessment, the WebCAPE Foreign Language Assessment, and/or to take a proctored exam please visit the Placement Testing Preparation page. 

The ALEKS placement test can be taken online from home through FlashLine. Students who wish to take ALEKS placement on-campus are welcome to do so during a Placement Testing time block. New students who have current ACT scores will be placed in reading and writing courses according to ACT reading and English subscores.

New students who do not have current ACT scores must take ACCUPLACER reading and writing. ACCUPLACER is a comprehensive, self-paced computer testing program that helps place students into appropriate courses and maximizes the information colleges need to ensure student success.

Before making a reservation for Orientation, all new students must schedule to take the placement assessments (transfer students and re-enrolled students will be reviewed upon acceptance). Please fill out the Placement Testing Registration Form to schedule your placement testing time. 

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ACCUPLACER Placement Test

Students at Kent State University at Ashtabula are required to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam which assesses basic skills in reading and writing. This assessment information will be used to help you get the best possible start at Kent State University. You and your advisor will use the information to determine how well prepared you are to meet academic demands. The scores will tell you which academic classes are the right ones for you to begin your college career. If your advisor starts you in introductory classes, don't be disappointed. Students who begin "at the beginning" do very well in college because of the good foundation they have built.

The ACCUPLACER Reading Placement Exam 

You will be required to read short selections and answer multiple-choice questions based on your selected readings.

The ACCUPLACER placement exam is untimed and generally takes most students one hour to complete. Since individual variations in student abilities exist, you should not judge your progress by other students who are testing.

Cell phones are NOT permitted during the exam.

A few hours of preparation could save you thousands of dollars!!

We've identified the preparation materials that will put you on the right track as you begin your journey with Kent State University at Ashtabula. To find materials for the ACCUPLACER Reading Assessments, the ALEKS Math Assessment, and the WebCAPE Foreign Language Assessment Please visit the ACCUPLACER Placement Testing Preparation page.

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ALEKS Math Placement Test

What is ALEKS Math Assessment?

ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence (AI)-based assessment software product that zeros in on the student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses, reports its findings, and then if necessary provides a learning module to improve the student's knowledge and skill. ALEKS will not ask multiple choice questions. Before beginning the assessment, students will complete an online tutorial so they know how to enter answers in ALEKS. The tutorial and placement may take up to 90 minutes to complete.

If students take the test remotely, they are expected to take the ALEKS placement assessment without assistance from another person or resource. Results from ALEKS will lead to placement in a mathematics course. If students complete the assessment using assistance, there is a strong chance that they will perform poorly in their mathematics course and have to pay tuition fees to retake it.

For more information please visit theALEKS Frequently Asked Questions Page

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ALEKS Chemistry Placement Test

ALEKS Chemistry Placement Prep Series

Fall 2016: Take the online assessment between Wednesday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

If you plan to take General Chemistry I (CHEM 10060), you are required to complete the online ALEKS Chemistry assessment and required modules. 

  • Take the online ALEKS Chemistry assessment.
  • Preferred web browsers to take ALEKS Chemistry are Chrome or Explorer.
  • To take the assessment, log into FlashLine / Student / Resources / ALEKS and Placement Assessments.
  • The assessment takes about an hour to complete.  There is no time limit to take the initial assessment.
  • To be eligible to take CHEM 10060, you will need to obtain a 100% mastery of the material in the ALEKS Chemistry assessment.  You will need to complete all topics and use the learning modules available online through ALEKS Chemistry over the summer to improve your mastery as needed.
  • You will periodically be reassessed (each time 20 topics are learned) throughout the summer (for Fall registration) until you obtain 100% mastery of the 90 core topics.  You do not need to take the final assessment that will be offered to you once you have obtained 100% mastery.
  • Only students who attain 100% mastery after the initial placement assessment or who reach 100% mastery through the use of the learning modules will be permitted to remain registered for CHEM 10060.
  • To ensure that you obtain 100% mastery by the semester deadline, you may need to invest time throughout the summer to master the topics.  Take the assessment as early as possible.
  • ALEKS Chemistry Placement Assessment Information (PDF)

ALEKS Chemistry Placement Tutoring Support

Please see our Tutoring Services Schedule to find assistance with Math and Chemistry topics. Tutoring is free and no appointments are necessary.

Can't make it to campus during our tutoring hours? Try our online resources!

Contact Us Carol Jones Coordinator of Academic Services 440-964-4232 cjone154@kent.edu

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